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Ulysses S. Grant

Post Presidency

What did Grant do for money after he became broke?

Grant’s friend William H. Vanderbilt assumed title to Grant’s house, which enabled Grant to maintain residence in his home. He became a writer and wrote accounts of several of his Civil War battles, including Shiloh and Vicksburg. He then wrote his memoirs, which focused largely on his involvement and observations made during the Mexican War and the Civil War. He finished the memoirs—working eight hours a day—just a few days before his death.



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